(PRWEB UK) 15 April 2014
Rockshore Limited is proud to announce that they are now sponsoring real-time train information website, Open Train Times.
Open Train Times is built entirely on the data available through the Network Rail data feeds, which were launched at the beginning of 2012. The site itself was built as a showcase for Open Data and what can be done when access to this information is easily accessible.
“The site has proven to be an extremely valuable resource for many people.” Nathan Day, Director of Transport said, “So in order to support the running of this site, Rockshore has made the decision to sponsor it, allowing it to continue to run.”
Peter Hicks, author of the site and active member of the open data community, said:
“I am delighted that Rockshore have offered their assistance in keeping the site running. A great many people in the industry have emailed me messages of support and thanks since I closed the site. Rockshore’s sponsorship means I can continue to develop the site whilst not having to worry about costs.”
As a not-for-profit site, Open Train Times offers users a more in depth view into rail data and provides a wide range of real-time track maps and this sponsorship will allow it to continue to develop.
In early 2012, Rockshore Limited was selected by Network Rail to help build and run its data feeds service.
As part of a wider transparency initiative, Network Rail sought to implement a solution that allowed external parties free of charge access to train service information in real-time; with the overarching view that transparency leads to smarter decision making and greater accountability within the rail industry.
To meet these requirements, Network Rail partnered with real-time information specialists, Rockshore to provide a robust and resilient platform, whilst avoiding any adverse impact on the existing operational infrastructure.
Since this, Rockshore have worked with Network Rail on a range of other projects including their Freight Portfolio and hope to continue with their successful partnership.
Rockshore’s enterprise version of Open Train Times, Trackview is available now too. Please contact us for more details.
Founded in 2005 and headquartered in London, UK, Rockshore is a specialist provider of real-time information management solutions. The Rockshore Event Processing technology enables the firm to deliver a broad range of real-time services which underpin the core products across Aviation, Telecom and Rail.
Rockshore technology is used by leading providers in transport and telecommunications to deliver accurate, real-time intelligence that helps increase operational efficiency, improve decision-making and enable faster response times.